Of all the creations to come from Rolls-Royce, it’s possible that the Wraith has received the most customized iterations of them all.
From Porto Cervo, to St. James, Rolls-Royce Bespoke has had no trouble finding inspiration for their designs. They recently set out to create a trilogy of Wraiths inspired by the arts. The first was “Inspired by Film,” the second “Inspired by Fashion,” and today the marque unveiled their latest: the Wraith “Inspired by Music.”
Every detail of this exclusive creation attempts to make the experience of music tangible. As a press release issued today tells us, the Lyrical Copper paint finish on the exterior reflects the copper used in fine audio systems. The copper theme continues inside, where the bespoke audio system features copper speaker grilles engraved with the words “Bespoke Audio.”
Since Elvis Presley bought a Rolls-Royce Phantom V in 1961, the marque has been providing rock stars with luxurious transportation. As the release recalls, John Lennon enjoyed time owning a Phantom V as well. Keith Moon, drummer of The Who, also spent time as the owner of a Rolls-Royce, though his ownership came to an end after his 21st birthday in Flint, Michigan. Rumors about surrounding the ordeal, but the press release tries to set the record straight.
“Legend goes that a somewhat high spirited Mr Moon drove his Rolls-Royce into the hotel’s swimming pool. This is categorically untrue and is probably an overblown conflation of two stories.
The first, involves a regrettable yet entirely understandable lapse of concentration, with Mr Moon failing to fully secure his Rolls-Royce’s handbrake. Unfortunately he had parked on a slope leading to a half-constructed swimming pool. The car made a characteristically graceful descent down the hill before coming to rest at the bottom of the unfilled pool.
The second is a little closer to the legend. On purchasing a new American car he tried to charge it to the band’s account, naturally they refused to indulge his request. Mr Moon expressed his displeasure by parking the car in an ornamental pond before telephoning the dealer to take it away. Not something he would ever have done to his beloved Rolls-Royce.”
With the Wraith “Inspired by Music,” you can now experience the same level of driving luxury as the kings of rock ‘n’ roll, with an interior design and sound quality that elevate it to being “the most exclusive music venue” in the world.
1. Wraith Inspired by Music Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.com
3. Wraith Inspired by Music Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.com
(Source: BMW Group)